Following are the results from the 2017 ballot. The By Laws proposal passed.
Many thanks to out going Secretary Geoff Sobering for continually stepping up to serve the class. He is a valuable member of the DN class, maintains the DN forum, and contributes behind the scenes IT work for the website.
2017-2018 Executive Committee Members
Commodore Eric Anderson
Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote
Treasurer Wes Wilcox
Secretary Deb Whitehorse
Past Commodore: Lou Lonnecke
BY LAW PROPOSAL: CHANGE REGATTAS, FLEET SPLITTING TO READ:
All registered sailors will be divided into fleets as necessary. The number of sailors in each fleet will be determined by the race committee, with approval of a majority of those members of the Governing Committee present, after the close of registration. The recommended maximum fleet size is fifty sailors per fleet. Fleets of approximately equal size are desirable but not mandated. The safety of all participants is the primary consideration.
72 Ballots received (all before the July 1 deadline)
72 “Yes” votes for the slate of Exec. Committee members.
0 “No” votes.
71 “Yes” for the by-laws proposal
1 “No” for the by-laws proposal.
Outgoing IDNIYRA-NA Secretary
There’s a ballot arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. You will be voting to elect officers and on a proposal regarding how regatta fleet splitting is determined.
Please take a few minutes to fill it out, put it an envelope,stamp it, and mail to Secretary Geoff Sobering. All ballots postmarked July 1, 2017 or sooner will be counted.
If you are a member and don’t receive the ballot, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will mail one to you.
2017 May Runner Tracks has been posted.
It’s a big end of season issue with filled with regatta reports and results and features some world class photography from Gretchen Dorian and Evgeny Ryazhev. The DN class is fortunate to be able to use their work to help promote the sport. Of special note is Gretchen’s cover photo of Anja Fiedler G390 of Germany, the first to be awarded the new IDNIYRA World Championship Trophy for the highest placing woman. Read it here on the Runner Tracks newsletter page.
You can also read Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote’s article about his recent visit to Warsaw for the European Secretaries meeting and Secretary Geoff Sobering’s submission of the minutes from the 2017 North American annual meeting.
Did you know that Runner Tracks is available in three different electronic formats and you can also order it in a print version?
Flipbook magazine: Best for laptops and desktop computers
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PDF Single Page: Best for mobile devices
John Atkins is checking the marks in preparation for the 2018 DN North Americans which will be hosted by the Eastern Lakes region.
2018 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
January 21 – 27, 2018
Host Region: Eastern Lakes
It’s never too early to mark you calendars for the 2018 ice sailing season. The DN North American championships will be hosted by the Eastern Lakes region. The dates are January 21-27, 2018.
Registration will take place on Sunday, January 21 and racing will begin on Monday, January 22.
Via Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote who recently attended the European Secretaries Meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
“The meeting set dates for key regattas in 2018, starting with the Gold Cup. Estonia will be the host nation for the 2018 World Cup and European Championships, February 25th to March 3rd, 2018. If the weather and ice conditions allow the regatta to be sailed in Estonia it will be an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of iceboating in that country. Other regatta dates spun off the dates for the Gold Cup: February 5th to 9th, 2018 for the Junior DN and Ice Opti Worlds and January 21st to 27th, 2018 for the North American Championships.”
What do you do while you are waiting for wind at a regatta? If you are Long Island, Pete Truesdell (with the help of Scott Valentine), you take the opportunity to catch up with your neighbors. Thanks, Pete and Scott, for reminding us that the camaraderie in iceboating is a big part of the experience.
Sailors from Europe, Russia, and North America raced DN iceboats in an annual regatta held on Siberia’s Lake Baikal last week. North American IDNIYRA member Chris Berger US5166 of Chicago, IL won the Baikal Cup on Friday, March 24. CBS national news has been running footage from the regatta. Even the Olympic Channel has noticed DN iceboat racing!
Photographs from Baikal Ice Yacht Racing
If you’ve stopped by to learn more about ice sailing and want to try it, read our “Getting Started” page. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. Join us in “Thinking Ice” and sailing the coolest boats on the planet.